Around a year ago, I joined Channel Mum, a network of other Mum's who were already on YouTube or had recently joined. I'd loved watching YouTube myself and really felt like I wanted to give it a go. I'd dabbled before, but nothing seriously - I was too anxious to do it properly and it was easier to give up and say it wasn't for me.
But then when I saw the opportunity to join Channel Mum and have something that would give me that sort of kick-up-the-bum I needed to challenge myself and push myself out of my comfort zone, I decided I would fight back against my anxiety and really push myself by starting something I'd always wanted to do but felt too anxious to do before.
You see, I couldn't do it at first, no really - I couldn't. When I turned that camera on, my anxiety became crippling. I couldn't get the words to come out of my mouth. I was so frustrated at myself and upset that I very nearly gave up.